WWE aired a Fast Times At Ridgemont High parody segment with Mandy Rose and Otis. They wanted to use the pool of a recently released Superstar and Zack Ryder wasn’t happy about it.
Matt Cardona brought this up on The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast. WWE apparently called up Chelsea Green and asked permission to use his pool for a segment. This upset him, and understandably so.
“I’m sitting by the pool with Chelsea and she has a weird look on her face, checking her phone, and I’m like, ‘Babe, what’s up?’ She’s like, ‘Someone from WWE asked me if Otis and Mandy Rose and a camera crew can come here to film a pool scene for SmackDown.’ I was shaking in anger. You fired me, but you wanna use my pool?”
Matt Cardona continued to explain why he was especially pissed about the situation. Instead of asking him, they asked Chelsea Green. Now he’s getting ribbed because of it.
“I was pissed. They didn’t ask me, they asked her! I guess they were taping Raw and SmackDown at the Performance Center. My good friends Morrison and Miz said they were coming over and texted me and said, ‘Can I bring Otis?’ I thought it was a rib because they knew the story. That pissed me off too. But Otis showed up and it wasn’t a rib. I don’t know Otis, though I wrestled him, this guy is pure entertainment. I fell in love with this man,”
WWE uses the resources available to them. In a way, Ryder might feel complemented that his pool was nice enough for WWE to ask in the first place. It was still not the best timing on WWE’s part. There are other pools they can use in Florida.
Thanks to Fightful for the quote